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Welcome To Beth El Temple!

Learning

We enjoy and encourage all levels of learning, from our youngest members to our lifelong learners. Discover ways to grow in your faith with us.

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Mitzvot

We are cooking, planting, knitting and donating our way to a better world. See how you can join us in making an impact today.

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Services

Discover our wide range of worship options, from traditional sanctuary services to Shabbat yoga and outdoor celebrations.

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Community

Our inclusive family welcomes you to join us as we come together for celebrations and comfort.

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What’s Happening at Beth El Temple

WednesdayWed, 1 DecDecember, 2021

 
 
Congregational Chanukah Celebration

Wednesday, Dec 1st 5:30p to 7:30pThe community is invited to celebrate the fourth night of Chanukah with Beth El! Join us for dinner at 5:30pm, or just come for candle-lighting, songs and sufganiyot at 6pm! After we light the candles, it's up to you -- move on to more fun with holiday crafts and mitzvot, or join Men's Club for a riveting discussion with ESPN's Emmy-winning reporter Jeremy Schaap. Click into this event to register.

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WednesdayWed, 1 DecDecember, 2021

 
 
Men's Club Hosts ESPN's Jeremy Schaap

Wednesday, Dec 1st 6:30p to 7:30pJeremy Schaap is an American sportswriter, television reporter, author and a thirteen-time Emmy Award winner. Schaap is the author of Cinderella Man: James J. Braddock, Max Baer, and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History, a New York Times best-seller, and Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics. Join us as we discuss tales of the greatest Jewish Athletes, the role of athletes and sports in the arenas of human rights and social justice, and Schapp's favorite stories from his life in sports.

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SundaySun, 5 DecDecember, 2021

 
 
BEMA Presents: Back in Concert

Sunday, Dec 5th 7:00p to 9:00pBEMA presents its first concert of the 2021-2022 season! Details to come.

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FridayFri, 17 DecDecember, 2021

 
 
Shababa

Friday, Dec 17th 5:45p to 6:45pShababa is a fun, engaging “service” for our youngest generation. All children ~8 and under (and their siblings, parents, and grandparents) are welcome to experience the joy of Shabbat with dancing, singing, stories, prayers and a free chicken nugget dinner. RSVP today to Rabbi Rachel Zerin in this free program – part of our early childhood education. Sponsorship opportunities are available – for just $50 you can celebrate a child’s birthday by sponsoring a Shababa. To sponsor a dinner, please contact Rabbi Rachel Zerin (rzerin@bethelwh.org or 860-233-9696).

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SundaySun, 19 DecDecember, 2021

 
 
KNITzvah

Sunday, Dec 19th 10:00a to 11:00aOne Sunday morning each month, a group of dedicated Beth El women gather to knit and crochet afghans, hats, scarves, mittens and gloves for hospitals, shelters, orphanages, and special-needs facilities locally and in Israel. Hundreds of people of all ages have been warmed by the beautiful and colorful work of this very committed group. Along with the sound of their needles, you’ll hear a lot of laughter. Creating the items is a joy, but the comradery and friendships that have developed is just as meaningful. The group has been recognized for their work, receiving the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Centennial Schechter Commendation Award for outstanding outreach to the general and Jewish community. Whether you have experience or are interested in learning, you will be welcomed. For more information, contact BJ Diamond and Fran Weinberger at knitzvahgrp@gmail.com.

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FridayFri, 7 JanJanuary, 2022

 
 
Shababa

Friday, Jan 7th 5:45p to 6:45pShababa is a fun, engaging “service” for our youngest generation. All children ~8 and under (and their siblings, parents, and grandparents) are welcome to experience the joy of Shabbat with dancing, singing, stories, prayers and a free chicken nugget dinner. RSVP today to Rabbi Rachel Zerin in this free program – part of our early childhood education. Sponsorship opportunities are available – for just $50 you can celebrate a child’s birthday by sponsoring a Shababa. To sponsor a dinner, please contact Rabbi Rachel Zerin (rzerin@bethelwh.org or 860-233-9696).

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MondayMon, 10 JanJanuary, 2022

 
 
Musical Chat with Cantor Joseph Ness

Monday, Jan 10th 1:00p to 2:00pCantor Ness is back with this very popular class! Cantor leads a discussion on various aspects of Jewish music, both culturally and liturgically; a link to the music will be provided before class. For access details, please contact Lydia Lutt (marketing@bethelwh.org).

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SundaySun, 16 JanJanuary, 2022

 
 
KNITzvah

Sunday, Jan 16th 10:00a to 11:00aOne Sunday morning each month, a group of dedicated Beth El women gather to knit and crochet afghans, hats, scarves, mittens and gloves for hospitals, shelters, orphanages, and special-needs facilities locally and in Israel. Hundreds of people of all ages have been warmed by the beautiful and colorful work of this very committed group. Along with the sound of their needles, you’ll hear a lot of laughter. Creating the items is a joy, but the comradery and friendships that have developed is just as meaningful. The group has been recognized for their work, receiving the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Centennial Schechter Commendation Award for outstanding outreach to the general and Jewish community. Whether you have experience or are interested in learning, you will be welcomed. For more information, contact BJ Diamond and Fran Weinberger at knitzvahgrp@gmail.com.

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SundaySun, 20 FebFebruary, 2022

 
 
KNITzvah

Sunday, Feb 20th 10:00a to 11:00aOne Sunday morning each month, a group of dedicated Beth El women gather to knit and crochet afghans, hats, scarves, mittens and gloves for hospitals, shelters, orphanages, and special-needs facilities locally and in Israel. Hundreds of people of all ages have been warmed by the beautiful and colorful work of this very committed group. Along with the sound of their needles, you’ll hear a lot of laughter. Creating the items is a joy, but the comradery and friendships that have developed is just as meaningful. The group has been recognized for their work, receiving the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Centennial Schechter Commendation Award for outstanding outreach to the general and Jewish community. Whether you have experience or are interested in learning, you will be welcomed. For more information, contact BJ Diamond and Fran Weinberger at knitzvahgrp@gmail.com.

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SaturdaySat, 26 FebFebruary, 2022

 
 
Temple Trivia Throwdown

Motzei Shabbat, Feb 26th 8:00p to 11:00pJoin us Saturday, February 26th at 8pm for TEMPLE TRIVIA THROWDOWN! Featuring Rob Guilmette, professional trivia master and DJ! Beth El members are welcome to invite non-members to join their teams. Tickets are $25 per person and include beer, wine and other drinks, snacks and desserts, and live entertainment. To secure your seat with early-bird pricing of $25/person, register online by February 11th at 2:30pm.

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